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Steven Mackey: “Portals, Scenes and Cel­e­bra­tions”

February 7 - February 9

The San Francisco Symphony gives the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s “Portals, Scenes and Celebrations,” written in honor of music director Michael Tilson Thomas’s 75th birthday.

21CM Takeaway: “Portals, Scenes and Celebrations” is a series of miniatures for orchestra commissioned by Michael Tilson Thomas himself. Its overall effect is meant to be “dazzling” and “up-tempo,” as specifically requested by MTT. Mackey describes the journey through the piece as one characterized by “leaps of faith” and “lucky discoveries.”


February 7
February 9
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